vendredi 16 janvier 2004


"The movie [The Passion of the Christ] will probably be Rated R. I have read that Mel Gibson commented to the brutality, "If you read the Bible -- the whole thing is pretty much rated R!" In order to accurately depict the crucifixion, he needed to hold back nothing from the torture Christ bore for us...." - via Christy

"The findings of the first World Internet Project report present an image of the average Netizen that contrasts with the stereotype of the loner "geek" who spends hours of his free time on the Internet and rarely engages with the real world. Instead, the typical Internet user is an avid reader of books and spends more time engaged in social activities than the non-user, it says...." - via Melissa

"In the news media, the blog revolution has been portrayed as a transformation of the industry, a thousand minipundits blooming. But the vast majority of bloggers are teens and young adults. Ninety percent of those with blogs are between 13 and 29 years old; a full 51 percent are between 13 and 19, according to Perseus. Many teen blogs are short-lived experiments. But for a significant number, they become a way of life, a daily record of a community’s private thoughts — a kind of invisible high school that floats above the daily life of teenagers...." - via Gerrard

"It's 3 in the morning, you can't sleep, you're wondering what life is: That's where the songs come from. I think that with this album in particular, there's a longing for beauty and truth. ... You'll have 15, 16-year-old kids come up to you after a show and tell you that your songs have helped them deal with their own thoughts ofsuicide, or deal with divorce, or whatever's going on in their lives...." - via Sparrow

"A pedicab (like a rickshaw) has the ability to provide a family with enough income to break the poverty cycle. Families entering the pedicab program are leased the pedicab over 12 months. At the end of that time they have paid of the total cost and own the pedicab outright. The money they have paid then buys another pedicab for another family to lease. Therefore a one off donation of $400 doesn't just help one family once, but will continue to have impact every year indefinitely...." - via Darren